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Hold Your Leaders Accountable, Oshiomhole Tells Electorate

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ADAMS OSHIOMHOLEGovernor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said on Monday that democracy does not just end in casting of vote but ensuring that those elected fulfill their promises and are accountable.

Oshiomhole said this in his address at the 11th Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

According to him, the job of the electorate is to follow up on their elected leaders and see how far they have gone on their promises as documented in their manifesto to the people.

Oshiomhole further stated that those elected must be accountable to the people at all levels.

He said that Nigerian workers should always ask questions about the management of the country’s resources, stressing that they were only workers but also citizens with right and duties.

“The job of the electorate does not end by casting their vote but to follow up to what extent the leadership have delivered their manifesto.

“Democracy does not end in voting; the leaders elected must be accountable to the people.

“People must keep record of the activities of their leaders and ensure that promises made are fulfilled; that is true democracy”.

On the 2015 general elections, Oshiomhole said that the electorate would wait patiently to cast their votes on the new dates of March 28 and April 11 as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Oshiomhole, who is a former NLC president, further appreciated the leadership of the labour union for piloting the affairs of the congress by sustaining unity and obeying the congress constitution of holding election every four years.

He said that the challenges faced by the leadership of the NLC was more than the leadership of a state adding the ability to resolve those challenges would make them outstanding.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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